Major Overhaul of NAHBS Awards Announced

Speedway, IN - The NAHBS Awards, the popular finale to the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, have received a major overhaul including the judging protocol, the awards categories, the meaning of the awards, and the issue of the awards themselves. Show founder and president, Don Walker, said "The NAHBS awards have become a very significant feature in the handmade bicycle industry, and since the industry and the show are evolving we thought it's time the awards took the next step in their evolution." Revising the NAHBS awards was the first order of business for the newly-formed NAHBS Advisory Board, which

Omega Pharma/Belgian Cycling Company (BCC) Joins Quick-Step Cycling Team

Quick-Step Cycling Team is pleased to announce that Omega Pharma/Belgian Cycling Company (BCC) has joined the team. Starting January 1st, 2012, the team managed by Patrick Lefevere will be officially named Team Omega Pharma-Quick Step. Omega Pharma will be the team's major sponsor for the following 2 seasons (2012-2013), with an option for 1 more year. Quick-Step will support the team for the next 3 years as co-sponsor. Innergetic will remain as official partner of the team for the next season. "We are very pleased with the deal we reached with Omega Pharma/BCC, as much as we are about Quick

Dahon Initiates Authentic Hologram System to Battle Counterfeit Products

Leader in folding bikes combats illegal products from infiltrating markets through security seal Duarte, CA - Dahon, the world leader in folding bicycles, is introducing an authentic hologram program to protect its partners and consumers from counterfeit products being misrepresented under the Dahon brand. The system will make it easy to distinguish fake products being sold at retail. Because patent infringement and counterfeits have become so rampant in many parts of the world, it has become pertinent for the company to take defensive action. To ensure the authenticity and quality of Dahon produced bicycles in the future, every Dahon branded

Interbike Bringing ‘Circulus’ to September Show

San Juan Capistrano, CA - Celebrating urban, fixed and track bike culture, Interbike is installing Portland Design Works' Circulus, a 132-foot circumference (40.2m), 45-degree wooden mini-velodrome inside the Sands Expo and Convention Center. Sponsored by Paved magazine, Yakima, All-City Cycles and Portland Design Works Circulus Poster(PDW), Circulus will be the site of multiple events at the Interbike Expo in Las Vegas September 14-16. Circulus will be setup next to the Urban Lounge, home of the Interbike City Style Fashion Show, and The Pub, a new beer garden and bar located on the show's street level expo space. Show attendees will

Dahon Files Lawsuit Against Former Officers

Lawsuit charges Joshua Hon and Florence Hon for breaching their fiduciary duties as officers of Dahon and unlawfully using company assets, resources and intellectual property to start a competing company Duarte, California - Dahon North America Inc. (“Dahon”), the world leader in folding bicycles, today announced it has filed a federal lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Central District of California against two former officers (Joshua Hon and Florence Hon) and their unlawfully competing businesses (Mobility Holdings, Ltd. and Tern Bicycles). Dahon sued Joshua Hon and Florence Hon for wrongfully seizing control over Dahon’s Taiwan subsidiary (Dahon
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USA Pro Cycling Challenge Introduces Millennium Promise T-shirts Designed By Tommy Hilfiger

All Proceeds From Each Millennium Promise and Spokes of Change Shirt to Benefit the Work of Millennium Promise New York, NY – Millennium Promise, the leading international nonprofit organization dedicated to ending extreme poverty, and the USA Pro Cycling Challenge today unveiled designs for bicycle-themed apparel created by Tommy Hilfiger. There are two specific designs that promote Millennium Promise and a special program tied to the race called “Spokes of Change”. The USA Pro Cycling Challenge will donate all proceeds from the sale of these shirts to Millennium Promise. Hilfiger, who last year was named a Millennium Promise MDG Global
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Behind the Scenes, Voeckler’s Louis Garneau Yellow Kit – 98th Tour de France

It takes extraordinary effort for a rider to claim a leaders jersey, especially in the Tour de France, and their sponsors usually respond with a similar effort to make sure that those riders standout in the crowded peloton. If you ever wondered what goes in to making the special kits adorned with yellow, green, white, or polka dot accents, the video below lets you in on the process. Photo: Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images
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Quick Step’s Sylvain Chavanel’s French-Coloured EMX-5 Frame – 98th Tour de France

For tomorrow “le 14 Juillet“ Sylvain Chavanel has received a special gift. An EMX-5 frame with new graphics in the colours of the French flag, bearing his Nickname, “La Machine”, which perfectly describes Sylvain when he's on the attack, that perfect style of his that doesn't betray any sign of fatigue, even when he's at maximum exertion. This trait, and Sylvain's innate niceness makes him one of the most esteemed riders in the group. “I'd like to thank the staff at Eddy Merckx Cycles and the team for this awesome surprise," said Chavanel. “I really appreciate the efforts they put

VeloNews Rebranded As Velo

Competitor Group Unveils New Title for Magazine, new masthead premieres with August issue BOULDER, CO – Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI) today unveiled the new look of VeloNews, North America’s oldest bike racing magazine, with a new name, Velo. The magazine’s redesigned cover premieres with the August issue, on sale July 19th. The word “News” leaves the print publication, but will remain intact for its online audience at to access up-to-the-minute breaking news and on-the-ground race coverage, photos and video. The magazine’s editorial will continue to feature the biggest stories in cycling, from events and personalities to cutting edge technology.
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Wilier Triestina Announces Zero.7 With BB386EVO

Wilier Triestina and FSA Collaboration Increases Lateral Frame Stiffness by 30% Atlanta, GA – Wilier Triestina USA has officially announced new top model Zero.7 featuring BB386EVO, the new bottom bracket system Wilier designed in collaboration with component manufacturer Full Speed Ahead (FSA). The company will formally introduce the Zero.7 via video presentation, which will be available later today on the Wilier YouTube channel: Wilier emphasized that innovation in the bicycle industry has been marked in recent years by fuller integration and improved standards. The company’s Cento1 and Cento1 Superleggera models, used by WorldTour ProTeam Lampre-ISD, have featured a proprietary
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